Catawba College

2300 W Innes St, , NC 28144
Tel: (704)637-4111
Public | 1,293 students
Catawba College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution also offering strong science and pre-professional programs. Established in 1851, Catawba College is the sixth-oldest college in North Carolina. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ, which has deliberately chosen to remain a fouryear institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Its purpose is to enrich the educational experiences of students and to prepare these students for productive and meaningful lives of purpose following their graduation.

School Overview:

Catawba College
CountyRowan County, NC
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrs
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
83 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,293 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,202 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
91 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,279 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
14 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted45%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)430-540450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)450-550460-573
ACT English (25-75%)16-2419-25
ACT Math (25-75%)17-2518-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2520-25

School Notes:

  • The College endeavors to attract students both nationally and internationally of good ability and character. A private, coeducational institution, Catawba offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Education degrees to traditional and non-traditional students. The College also serves the public through educational outreach and volunteer service programs for the world community.
  • Catawba offers over 30 different fields of study; three undergraduate degrees, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science; along with a graduate degree, Master of Education. While course work is demanding, Catawba effectively prepares students to both ponder the meaning of vocation within a liberal arts context and to ultimately pursue meaningful careers or graduate studies. We offer over 30 academic fields of study including 21 concentrations, as well as internship and interdisciplinary study opportunities.
  • The campus is a beautiful place to study and play, to explore your potential, to find your purpose, and to chart your future. It located in the piedmont region of North Carolina, in Salisbury, a southern city with a population of 30,000. About two hours from the mountains and four hours from the beaches, 45 minutes north of Charlotte and 50 minutes south of Greensboro.
  • Catawba College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; telephone 404 679-4500) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina State Board of Education.
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